Inspired by a true story of the most notorious unsolved missing person’s case in New York history. All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. Produced and directed by Andrew Jarecki (director of the Academy Award®-nominated Capturing the Friedmans and producer of Catfish), this psychological thriller was inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found.
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Trivia & Facts
• Ryan felt so bad about a scene he had to pull Kirsten Dunst’s hair, he sent her flowers the day after.
• The person on who David Marks was based visted to set according to Kristen Dunst.
Quotes from the character
Sanford Marks: She’s never going to be one of us.
David Marks: I know. Isn’t that great?
David Marks: Look at her. I swear to God, I didn’t even know that people like her existed. She’s perfect.
David Marks: It’s not awful; it’s just different. People talk to each other. And there’s a ham, with pineapple on it, and little cherries on it.
Quotes from Ryan
“I’m proud of what Kirsten does in the movie. It was a hard film to make because it was such a dark experience. Just the story itself, trying to understand the things that your gut tells you you don’t want to feel for this person. It’s an interesting experience to have, but you’re happy when it’s over.”
–Ryan Gosling, on All Good Things (LA Times, December 2010)
Quotes from Cast & Crew
“We had eight weeks of rehearsal, but all we did was talk and talk. We had separate sessions with Andrew and we would talk about the people and their perspectives in the film, and how we could do it different. With different people, it could definitely have been a little cliché with the victimized wife. That is a dangerous ground to tread on. But, Ryan and I are pretty immersed when we are working, and not afraid to improvise together. We knew the people we were playing. We felt them, innately. It did not ever feel like anything phony or forced, in any way.”
–Kirsten Dunst, on working with Ryan Gosling (Collider, November 2010)
“He and I were both in our own worlds, but the only time I could see it was really bothering him was the scene at my mother’s house where he rips me out of my seat by my hair. We had a stunt guy on set to make sure I wouldn’t get hurt, but Ryan was so upset by it that he sent me flowers the next day. He didn’t like the fact that he kills me in the movie, even though you don’t even see it, but I had to constantly reassure him.”
–Kirsten Dunst, on working with Ryan Gosling (Movie Fill, November 2010)
Awards & Nominations
• Prism Award (2011): Performance in a Feature Film Ryan Gosling – NOMINATED